River dredging occurring after the 2013/4 floods on the Somerset Levels and Moors.

About the project

The Winter Flood Project examines how perceptions of the problems and solutions evolve during the year following the floods that occurred over the winter of 2013/14, in order to better understand how longer term policy responses occurs at local and national scales.

The project also investigates individual and community resilience after flood events to identify how flood events impacts well-being and quality of life. The research focuses on the Somerset Levels and Moors as a region of particular national significance given the severe and prolonged nature of the 2013/14 flooding to examining these themes, through qualitative (e.g. interviews) and quantitative (e.g. survey) methods.